- Honda is gearing up to launch an EV scooter, Honda Activa E.
- Honda has set up a Hona Power Pack Energy India Private Limited and is testing the battery-swapping technology.
- Honda Activa E may come with battery swapping technology
Honda is gearing up to enter the EV scooter segment with its all-new Honda Activa E. In an interview with ET Auto, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India President, Atsushi Ogata, confirmed an HMSI EV product debut in the country. The Honda Benly e was recently spotted(via) testing the battery-swapping technology at ARAI (Automotive Research Association Of India) Pune. Honda has also set up a Honda Power Pack Energy India Private Limited in Bengaluru. That said, the Honda Activa electric scooter isn’t expected to launch in India next year, i.e. 2023.
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Honda Activa E India launch
Honda will step into the EV scooter segment in India with its most popular model Honda Activa. The Honda Activa E is said to come with battery swapping technology, which will be a convenient option for buyers to replace a discharged battery with a charged battery at swap stations and to charge the battery at home. They would be able to easily swap their dead batteries with charged ones through either a subscription model or a nominal fee. Another benefit can be that the user can also buy backup battery pack that can be charged and replaced when the installed one gets discharged. The model is likely to be similar to Bounce Infinity E1.
The Honda Activa E will compete with the likes of Ola S1, Bajaj Chetak, and Hero Electric NYX HX, among other EVs currently available in the EV scooter market. Speaking of competitors, Hero is all set to debut its new EV scooter next month. Now, sensing an opportunity, Honda could announce its Honda Activa E to give the other automobile giants tough competition.